Every Man a King

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Examine Huey P. Long's speech about the wage gap present during the Great Depression. Learners read the entire speech and then respond to a series of text-based and discussion-style questions that require textual evidence and higher-level thinking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils mark the text as they read, perhaps with the provided questions in mind
  • Add this into a unit on the Great Depression, the wage gap, or fairness in general
  • Have learners read the speech out loud or find a recording to play for the full effect of the text
Classroom Considerations

  • The speech is relatively long and may take some time for learners to read and analyze

  • A full copy of the speech is included
  • The questions provided are nicely formatted onto worksheets
  • Questions require pupils to look closely at specific words, phrases, and moments in the speech, make historical connections, and analyze the speaker's argument

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